Top 100 Colleges Ranked by Highest Total Cost

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Yet again, the cost of attending college is on the rise. In a recent report released by College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees alone at a private 4-year university has just topped $25,143 a year. When you add in living expenses the figure climes to $33,143 a year.

For the first time ever, the total college costs for many colleges is now over $50,000 a year. The following are the top 100 most expensive colleges ranked by total cost for the 2010-’11 school year. The total cost figure is calculated by adding tuition, fees, room, and board.

*Ranked by tuition for the 2010-2011 school year

RankTotal Cost of attendance
20102009School Name20102009
1

 

Landmark College$55,400$53,775 (3.0%)
2
4Sarah Lawrence College$54,854$52,210 (5.1%)
3
5Georgetown University$54,200$51,466 (5.3%)
4
4097Middlebury College$53,500N/C
5
8University of Chicago$53,310$49,976 (6.7%)
6
3The Art Institute of New York City$53,092N/C
7
2George Washington University$52,692$53,110 (0.8%)
8
10Washington University in St Louis$52,464$49,796 (5.4%)
9

 

Vanderbilt University$52,303$49,834 (5.0%)
10
11Northwestern University$52,120$49,779 (4.7%)
11
12Drew University$52,106$49,674 (4.9%)
12
22New York University$52,082$49,190 (5.9%)
13
43Boston College$52,060$48,384 (7.6%)
14
23Barnard College$51,976$49,174 (5.7%)
15
19Carnegie Mellon University$51,960$49,315 (5.4%)
16
24Bennington College$51,950$49,155 (5.7%)
17
18Wesleyan University$51,935$49,346 (5.2%)
18
29Sanford-Brown College$51,882$48,904 (6.1%)
19
13University of Southern California$51,881$49,489 (4.8%)
20
21Stanford University$51,760$49,227 (5.1%)
21
7Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art$51,755$50,225 (3.0%)
22
28Haverford College$51,637$48,932 (5.5%)
23
33The Boston Conservatory$51,600$48,879 (5.6%)
24
45Mount Holyoke College$51,516$48,360 (6.5%)
25
26Skidmore College$51,501$49,000 (5.1%)
26
27Johns Hopkins University$51,478$48,992 (5.1%)
27
56Fordham University$51,407$48,110 (6.9%)
28
20Columbia University in the City of New York$51,406$49,260 (4.4%)
29
31Tufts University$51,400$48,900 (5.1%)
30
6Yale University$51,400$50,350 (2.1%)
31
36Vassar College$51,370$48,565 (5.8%)
32
42The New School$51,347$48,406 (6.1%)
33
25University of Pennsylvania$51,299$49,080 (4.5%)
34
41Scripps College$51,250$48,450 (5.8%)
35
32Bard College$51,240$48,880 (4.8%)
36
37Rhode Island School of Design$51,200$48,550 (5.5%)
37
34Colgate University$51,090$48,710 (4.9%)
38
39Claremont McKenna College$50,990$48,520 (5.1%)
39
60Duke University$50,925$47,975 (6.1%)
40
47Hobart William Smith Colleges$50,886$48,328 (5.3%)
41
40Babson College$50,866$48,450 (5.0%)
42
44Pitzer College$50,800$48,374 (5.0%)
43
16Bard College at Simon’s Rock$50,775$49,385 (2.8%)
44
67University of San Diego$50,670$47,838 (5.9%)
45
58Oberlin College$50,658$48,070 (5.4%)
46
48Trinity College$50,645$48,315 (4.8%)
47
59Smith College$50,588$47,976 (5.4%)
48
49Bowdoin College$50,570$48,260 (4.8%)
49
35Brown University$50,560$48,660 (3.9%)
50
55Santa Clara University$50,556$48,144 (5.0%)
51
54University of Rochester$50,550$48,150 (5.0%)
52
50Dartmouth College$50,547$48,236 (4.8%)
53
57Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute$50,535$48,100 (5.1%)
54
89St John’s College$50,513$47,110 (7.2%)
55
76Occidental College$50,409$47,551 (6.0%)
56
51Swarthmore College$50,381$48,215 (4.5%)
57
83Dickinson College$50,334$47,264 (6.5%)
58
62Bucknell University$50,250$47,936 (4.8%)
59
46Amherst College$50,230$48,352 (3.9%)
60
82Brandeis University$50,148$47,310 (6.0%)
61
84Franklin and Marshall College$50,100$47,254 (6.0%)
62
52Massachusetts Institute of Technology$50,100$48,200 (3.9%)
63
69Harvey Mudd College$50,073$47,806 (4.7%)
64
73Bryn Mawr College$50,060$47,674 (5.0%)
65
90Tulane University of Louisiana$50,030$47,100 (6.2%)
66
64Wellesley College$50,026$47,870 (4.5%)
67
68Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering$50,025$47,825 (4.6%)
68
94Carleton College$50,000$46,895 (6.6%)
69
71Reed College$49,960$47,730 (4.7%)
70
61Princeton University$49,830$47,975 (3.9%)
71
100Wake Forest University$49,820$46,680 (6.7%)
72
101St John’s College$49,818$46,660 (6.8%)
73
72Manhattan School of Music$49,805$47,725 (4.4%)
74
14Mills College$49,760$49,460 (0.6%)
75
15Pepperdine University$49,750$49,430 (0.6%)
76
75Pomona College$49,745$47,580 (4.6%)
77
85Hampshire College$49,729$47,190 (5.4%)
78
74Fairfield University$49,725$47,635 (4.4%)
79
93Emory University$49,708$46,956 (5.9%)
80
77Stevens Institute of Technology$49,660$47,500 (4.5%)
81
17The Art Institute of Charleston$49,599$49,380 (0.4%)
82
92Rollins College$49,587$46,971 (5.6%)
83
157The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire$49,565$42,766 (15.9%)
84
134Lehigh University$49,540$43,960 (12.7%)
85
80School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston$49,530$47,390 (4.5%)
86
88Williams College$49,530$47,140 (5.1%)
87
116Dominican University of California$49,486$45,590 (8.5%)
88
79Worcester Polytechnic Institute$49,470$47,440 (4.3%)
89
87School of the Art Institute of Chicago$49,430$47,150 (4.8%)
90
104Saint Marys College of California$49,340$46,310 (6.5%)
91

 

Washington and Lee University$49,268$47,096 (4.6%)
92
99Kenyon College$49,260$46,690 (5.5%)
93
108Lafayette College$49,188$46,038 (6.8%)
94
96California Institute of the Arts$49,182$46,838 (5.0%)
95
98College of the Holy Cross$49,102$46,702 (5.1%)
96
95University of Richmond$49,090$46,850 (4.8%)
97

 

University of Notre Dame$49,030$46,727 (4.9%)
98
106University of San Francisco$49,030$46,120 (6.3%)
99
70Chapman University$49,015$47,780 (2.6%)
100
107St Lawrence University$49,010$46,110 (6.3%)

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